About Us

About Us
The Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) was established by Law No. 9. in May 2006. Acting as an economic policy advisory council, ADCED was established to facilitate economic diversification and growth through creating greater understanding, cooperation and engagement between the public and private sectors of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development's Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members and includes representatives from the public sector, the private sector, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), and the Businessmen Councils. Since July 2010, ADCED's new board is chaired by HE Nasser Ahmed Alsowaidi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Chairman of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp). The Vice Chairman of the Board is HE Faraj Bin Hmouda Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Bin Hamoodah Group.

Our Vision

To bring together business and government leaders with the aim of making Abu Dhabi an international economic hub, boasting a world-class economic environment with sustainable growth.

Our Mission

To develop policy recommendations and kick-start initiatives that promote sustainable and diversified economic growth by improving Abu Dhabi's infrastructure and business environment, and enhancing human capital.

Our Values

  • Leadership
We will strive to be visionary and forward thinking, and to become a leading institution in the delivery of all services to all constituents and stakeholders.
  • Integrity
We will apply the highest legal, ethical and moral standards to our work.
  • Professionalism
Will work to the highest standards of professionalism, through courtesy, respect and dedication, in all our interactions and in delivering our services.
  • Excellence
We will continuously strive to distinguish ourselves by delivering results and services of world class quality.
  • Co-operation and Co-ordination
We value teamwork highly and aim to forge lasting, mutually respectful partnerships with our stakeholders.